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On a recent wine trip to California, my travel plans included visiting Livermore Valley which is located about one hour south of Napa Valley and 30 miles southeast of San Francisco. Livermore Valley is an AVA (Approved Viticultural Area), which is one of California’s oldest wine districts. This AVA is 15 miles long and 10 miles wide. There are many wineries in Livermore Valley, but one of the most popular is Wente Vineyards. Wente also boasts a wonderful restaurant located at the entrance to their beautiful Greg Norman PGA golf course. If you play golf on this magnificent course, and your gam...
Pio Cesare Wines
Our recent Italian wine dinner featuring the wines of Pio Cesare was a great success. We had two wonderful speakers, Sergio Zecca and Charles Ferrara, who both represent Maisons Marques & Domaines.
All the wines served were red, with the exception of one white which I thought was fabulous, the Cortese di Gavi 2011. The beauty of this wine is stainless tanks which help the wine exhibit beautiful fresh fruit with clean, crisp, and aromatic flavors that lead to nice weight on the palate.
I like to characterize the wines I drink as light weight, medium weight, and hea...
We had a wonderful evening enjoying some A.S. Kiken (literally as* kicking) wines from Reverie Winery at our recent wine dinner.
Starting the evening with the Reverie Roussanne 2010 introduced our guests to a varietal they may not have been familiar with. This Roussanne was fresh, vibrant, aromatic and full of fresh fruit flavors. A great way to wake up the taste buds! The Roussanne grape is indigenous to Southern France and is one of the whites that is used for blending into the Chateauneuf du Papes.
We enjoyed an interesting red named A. S. Kiken nicknamed for the son, Andrew. S. Kiken, ha...
Looking to experience great wine that is not available in any retail store? Hoping to add some cult following gems to your wine collection? Then join us on April 18th when we will be hosting a fabulous wine dinner with Reverie Winery. This will be a golden opportunity to purchase these hard-to-find wines.
Norman Kiken is the proprietor of Reverie (www.reveriewine.com) and is a native of New Jersey. He purchased the property on Diamond Mountain in 1993 which is located in the little town of Calistoga, CA. He named it “Reverie” meaning “dream” in French, as it was always his dream to own a vi...